Market Art Fair collaborates with the following museums and institutions.
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition
Feb 9 – May 12
Gilbert & George are two men who together are one artist. For more than five decades they have been creating art that challenges the conventions of art and society with a blatant disregard for any notions of “good taste”. The Great Exhibition treats you to a unique artistic vision, with over fifty pictures selected by Gilbert & George.
Jordan Wolfson: Riverboat Song
Feb 1 – Sept 1
Jordan Wolfson is currently one of the most exciting young artists on the American art scene right now. Experience the intense visual world of the video sculpture “Riverboat Song”, where animated characters run amok amid pop music and clichéd clips from the internet.
Apr 13 – Aug 11
With her ”Lesbian Love Tour” in 1996, which visited forty-five “lesbian living rooms” in almost as many cities, Sharon Hayes brought political activism to the art scene. Twenty-two years later, she remains one of the most important figureheads of American contemporary art. Meet an artistic practice that explores the power of the spoken word, from an entirely personal address to activism on urgent social issues.
Moderna Museet’s collection
Some of the world’s finest art, modern and contemporary, Swedish and international, including key works by the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
MBDS 2018, Liva Isakson Lundin & Linnéa Sjöberg
Mar 13 – Apr 14
The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation was established by Jeanette bonnier in 1985, in memory of her daughter Maria, who lost her life in a car accident at the age of 20. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded grants to young Swedish artists to support them in their work.
Torbjorn Rodland: Fifth Honeymoon
Mar 13 – Jun 2
Rødland’s precise photographic compositions, still lifes, portraits, and details of human bodies, are contradictory. Familiar while at the same time strange, beautiful and occasionally slightly erotic, yet somewhat repulsive. His photographs are rarely easy to read and thus slow down the pace at which images often are consumed today. The exhibition Fifth Honeymoon primarily consists of new photographs and a film, accompanied by a smaller selection of older works.
The Jobs Sisters: Ceramics and Textiles
Feb 23 – Jun 2
The two sisters Lisbet and Gocken Jobs created ceramics and textiles that made Swedish homes blossom during the post-war period. Wild flower bouquets cover ceramic dishes and tiles while lingon- and blueberries are arranged into decorative patterns applied onto hand printed textiles. Folk culture with midsummer celebrations, people cheering and musicians playing are also found among the Jobs sisters’ motives.
Artipelagstigen 1 (Gustavsberg)
Margiela, The Hermès Years
Oct 26 (2018) – Apr 28
Artipelag is devoting its winter and spring season to a retrospective of one of the most remarkable collaborations in fashion: when cutting-edge Belgian designer Martin Margiela teamed up with Parisian house Hermès. Between 1997 and 2003, Martin Margiela was appointed by Jean-Louis Dumas, then CEO of Hermès, as artistic director of the Parisian house women’s ready-to-wear collections. This collaboration turned out to be one of the most exciting in fashion history, and it is now presented in the exhibition Margiela, The Hermès Years.
Back to Paradise: Masterpieces of Expressionism
Feb 20 – Jun 9
A comprehensive exhibition comprising 134 works, including paintings and prints by, among others, Emil Nolde, Otto Mueller and Max Pechstein. The exhibition assembles major expressionist masterpieces from two collections, the Häuptli Collection at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and the collection of the Osthaus Museum Hagen in Germany. Both include outstanding works from the various stages of expressionist artistic production in Germany in the period from 1905 until 1938.
Taxingegränd 10 (Tensta)
Let the River Flow. The sovereign will and the making of a new worldliness
Feb 5 – Apr 22
Art and Sami artists played a prominent role in the dramatic Alta conflict that took place in northern Norway during the years 1978 – 1982. In the spirit of the war cry “Let the river flow!” (in Sami, ellos eatnu), protests assembled against the damming of the Alta river (Álttáeatnu), a construction that forecasted devastating effects on Sápmi land. The action evolved out of an unexpectedly broad solidarity movement that emerged from Sami civil society as well as Norway and around the world. The exhibition, produced by the Office for Contemporary Art in Oslo and shown for the first time there last year, showcases around forty artists who have created works that reflect upon the controversy.
Three Sisters: Tanja Muravskaja
Feb 5 – Apr 22
In her video/sound installation, the Tallinn-based artist Tanja Muravskaja discusses the infected and fragile process of change between people that started in connection to the Russian invasion of Ukraine a few years ago. The film reveals how politics, media, chain of events and controversies created cracks through families.
Kungsbro Strand 19
Roxy Farhat: WUH-PSHHH!
Apr 6 – May 25
Roxy Farhat works between performance and film, between art and music, between politics and the aesthetics of the commercial sphere. Questioning these established identities, Farhat has developed an artistic language that expertly adapts itself to several situations: the creation of parallel subjects, the theatrical form, the music video as a work of artistic value. The exhibition at Index is the first major solo exhibition of the artist in Sweden and internationally. It engages with her uses of performativity between and beyond video, performance and collaborative practice, operating in several fields at the same time. Presenting work from the past decade of the artists’ career, this retrospective plays out over ten screens in the Index exhibition space and shares Farhat’s extensive body of work to Index audiences.
Prins Eugens Väg 6
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde: A total work of art. Photographs by Yanan Li
Dec 4 (2018) – Oct 6
For several years, the photographer Yanan Li has interpreted what characterizes Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde as A total Work of Art. With artistic eyes he has photographed nature, sculptures, cultural-historical buildings, our beautiful interiors, attentive art exhibitions and other public activities.
Björn Wessman: The Path of a Painter
Mar 9 – May 26
Björn Wessman became fascinated by nature and vegetation early in life, and this has characterized his artistic practice. Scenes from his walks all over the world, from botanical gardens and the virgin forests around his studio in the Stockholm archipelago provide the subject matter for his colourful paintings. Nature glows in his sensual landscapes, which capture the drama of the expanse and the mystery of parks. This exhibition covers his practice from the early 1980s to today, focusing on his output in recent years. Most of these large and striking paintings have not been exhibited before.
Grez-sur-Loing: Art and Relations
Feb 16 – Aug 18
Grez-sur-Loing is a legendary village in Swedish art history, and this exhibition is the first to present this international artist colony and its mainly Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon artists, writers and musicians. In the late 19th century, many relationships and connections were forged between artists of different nationalities who created fascinating works there. This exhibition features more than 80 works by famous and lesser-known names.